DPU of an eastbound coal drag eases through Tuxedo Park at a stately 25 MPH. The old depot is visible in the distance to the right of the signal tower.
A single SD60 leads a work train of welded rail west through Kirkwood Junction. That the line is in need of work is evidenced by the wavy track in the foreground.
The power for the local passes west through Kirkwood Junction just after sunrise to begin Monday's work.
Another loaded coal unit train heads eastward through Kirkwood Junction.
An empty eastbound autorack, running opposite main, passes the Christmas-decorated Kirkwood Depot. This one took me by surprise, as I rely on the block signal on the other track to warn me of any... (more)
The block signal told me that an eastbound was due, so I waited. 20 minutes later, this guy showed up. He was worth the wait - putting on quite a show as the three units struggled with the sligh... (more)
As it passes through Kirkwood Junction, the DPU on an empty westbound coal train is garnished with snow and ice from the recent storms east of here.
An eastbound mixed freight grinds uphill through Kirkwood Junction.
Literally seconds after the end of the freight passed our location, going the same direction, Amtrak 303 rockets around the curve at 75 mph! I am lucky I got this shot, as I am not used to shootin... (more)
This UP auto parts train, AASFX 16, has a sparkling clean SD70M on the point. Little did we know that a train "race" of sorts was going on, as Amtrak 303 was fast approaching on the #1 track at 75... (more)
The local, coming back from a day of switching the Jeff City Sub, flies past MP14, while giving a wave and a toot on the horn to a maintenence crew on the side.
The last manifest of the day (that I saw anyway) passes Kirkwood station. I purposely shot this train at a farther distance in an effort to show more of the beautiful styling of the Kirkwood stati... (more)
A solid consist of SD40-2s lead a westbound ballast train past the Kirkwood station. SD40-2s are becoming pretty hard to find these days.
A UP SD60M and a former Espee SD40T-2 in Armour Yellow haul a ballast train through Kirkwood for a track project up the line a little ways.
A UP AC4400CW puts all its power to the rail, as it struggles to lift its train over Kirkwood Hill.